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Safety standards for recreational diving launched in Singapore

Published on Jan 7, 2013 11:48 AM
 
Safety regulations for recreational diving were launched on Monday - the first time efforts are being taken to bolster safety in the increasingly popular sport. -- PHOTO: NG SUAN ENG

Safety regulations for recreational diving were launched Monday - the first time efforts are being taken to bolster safety in the increasingly popular sport.

Launched by the Singapore Standards Council and the National Water Safety Council, the regulations included the roles and responsibilities for participants involved in recreational diving, best practices for dive masters and diving instructors, and the safety requirements for diving activities.

The working group, which included senior personnel from the Navy and the Police Coast Guard, looked at international standards for scuba diving and snorkelling to come up with the standards.